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In short, by having fewer or less serious risk factors than the other matching recipients currently on the transplant waiting list. Age is a risk factor that goes into the calculation, not a contraindication. Age is not a contraindication to transplantation but increasing age is an incremental risk factor[5] and it is often associated with other ...


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Pediatric heart transplantation represents approximatively 15% of the total heart transplantations 1. Several studies have provided some insights on the cardiac growth after heart transplantation. Most of them have shown that the transplanted heart in children follows similar growth as non-transplanted paediatric hearts. Here some extracts of the major ...


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Practically it is not possible to use a still born heart. One would have to monitor the exact time of death when the heart stops in utero, then retrieve the still born by caesarean section, then harvest the heart to resuscitate it, and keep it alive long enough to match for a donor and so forth. There isn't enough time. Normally beating hearts are harvested ...


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